Supv. Lab Operations - Ophthal

Job Description



Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Supv. Lab Operations – Ophthal is responsible for specified clinical and lab research activities in the Macular Degeneration Center of Excellence



– Responsible for overall operations of the lab, freezers

– Maintain the lab and order tanks, freezers, tubes, and other supplies as needed

– Familiar with and adhere to established lab and biosafety policies

– Available for calls as needed if freezer alarms are activated

– Conduct audits of all samples in freezers

– Document all samples and tissues in a computerized database, in collaboration with other members of the staff

– Perform centrifuging and aliquoting of blood specimens

– Design methods for efficient operations of the lab component of the center

– Performs data entry and documentation of data forms, questionnaires, and other clinical research materials

– Conduct in-person or telephone interviews and make other types of calls for the studies

– Collect and maintain questionnaires and other data forms from study participants

– Perform literature searches or access articles as requested from library and other sources

– Maintain computerized data files and spreadsheets

– Prepare summary reports

– Conduct quality control checks on data entry

– Responsible for supervision of assigned staff.

– Perform other duties as required.

– Opportunity to participate in research presentations



– Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the sciences, health care, or equivalent experience

– Master’s degree in medical, biology, genetics or equivalent field preferred

– 3+ years of related research/lab experience

– Must have excellent skills in using computer-based tools (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

– Excellent oral and written communication skills

– Excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills required; must be a good team player

– High level of attention to detail and organization, setting priorities, and adhering to timelines.

– Ability to travel to off-site locations

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